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Hannon Breaks UK Trainer Record With 217 Wins
Also in the UK, Richard Hannon "capped a brilliant 2011 by breaking the British record for the number of flat winners trained in a calendar year when 2YO Guava gave the champion trainer his 217th winner at Wolverhampton" reported racingpost.com. Hannon (who has won his 4th trainers' championship this season) "bettered the record twice previously, in 1993 when he trained 182 winners & again in 2008 when he sent out 189 winners; however a year later Mark Johnston took the record which Hannon had held for 16 years with 216 winners." Hannon (who is Britain's most prolific winning flat trainer of all time) has notched more than 3,600 victories since 1970.